RAF ALCONBURY, England — If you’re not playing defense, it’s lots of fun to watch an athletic team play nine-man football. It’s even more fun to be a member of the offense.

Just ask Alconbury’s Kerry Kuheana, who rushed 22 times for 349 yards and four touchdowns — all in the first half — as the defending Division III champs hammered Menwith Hill 48-6 on Saturday.

Kuheana scored on runs of 66, 8, 17 and 8 yards in the mismatch that ended at halftime because of DODDS-Europe’s 39-point courtesy rule.

Sebastian Schneibs, who rushed 13 times for 86 yards, added three TDs.

Alconbury, which lost its first four games in 2009 before posting a three-game winning streak that resulted in the division title, made sure it got off to a good start this season by rolling up 497 yards of offense in just 24 minutes of play.

“The Dragons’ offensive line opened up some huge holes and dominated the game in the trenches,” Alconbury coach Jeff Black said in an e-mail Saturday.

Alconbury is to host Sigonella on Saturday; Menwith Hill has an open date.

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